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From Manoj Samel <>
Subject SQL on Spark - Shark or SparkSQL
Date Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:48:45 GMT

In context of the recent Spark SQL announcement (

If there is no existing investment in Hive/Shark, would it be worth
starting a new SQL work using SparkSQL rather than Shark ?

* It seems Shark SQL core will use more and more of SparkSQL
* From the blog, it seems Shark has baggage from Hive, that is not needed
in this case

On the other hand, there seems to be two shortcomings of SparkSQL (from a
quick scan of blog and doc)

* SparkSQL will have less features than Shark/Hive QL, at least for now.
* The standalone SharkServer feature will not be available in SparkSQL.

Can someone from Databricks shed light on what is the long term roadmap? It
will help in avoiding investing in older/two technologies for work with no
Hive needs.


PS: Great work on SparkSQL

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